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New Products From X2O Media at CETW 2010

21st October 2010
ES Admin
At CETW 2010, X2O Media will showcase a new Microsoft® PowerPoint® add-in that greatly simplifies the content creation process, allowing users to build their own wayfinder maps for corporate facilities, campuses, airports, public venues, and more. With the new wayfinder add-in, users of X2O's Xpresenter™ digital signage platform can easily import floor plans and create digital, interactive wayfinder maps — with start and end points and animated directional arrows that indicate the path — directly inside PowerPoint and publish them to the X2O network. The maps can include a video or an image for both start and end points, and on-the-go signage viewers can even e-mail directions to themselves directly from the interactive screen.
Xpresenter™ 3.0
With Xpresenter™ 3.0, X2O Media takes dynamic communications on digital displays to the next level, combining unprecedented ease of use with the broadcast-quality video graphics the company is known for. Xpresenter is a complete suite of applications that allows users to create dynamic content for their digital displays quickly and easily, distribute the content, and then monitor activity on the displays using powerful remote management tools. The Xpresenter Template Maker 3.0 authoring tool has been bolstered to integrate content management, making it more efficient than ever to create and schedule compelling content straight from the familiar PowerPoint® interface. In addition, it includes an extensive smart object library for the quick and simple creation of content featuring videos, images, PowerPoint slides, RSS feeds, live information sources, and much more. Version 3.0 also includes support for 3-D effects, enabling the creation of innovative elements such as rotating graphics. Other enhancements to the platform include a more powerful digital asset management system, ad campaign management tools, and advanced rule-based scheduling tools.

Xpresenter 3.0 also features Microsoft® Office add-in tools for PowerPoint, Word, and Excel®, making it easier than ever for users to update content. The Xpresenter Office add-ins appear as custom toolbars directly inside the Office Ribbon. This tight integration allows Xpresenter users to publish content directly from their favorite Office applications to display screens on the X2O network.

New Versions of Xpresenter™ Xe
When it comes to digital signage solutions, one size does not fit all. That's why X2O Media is introducing three new cost-effective versions of its Xpresenter™ Xe digital signage system. Designed for any budget, the new high-quality solutions allow users to select the features they need, without paying for those that they don't. All new Xe versions offer the same intuitive point-and-click content management tools, while providing varying levels of output complexity to meet the needs of any application. New Xpresenter Xe versions include the Xe Digital Poster for still images, Xe Video Poster for stills and video, and Xe Dynamic DS for stills, video, and data-driven graphics, enabling users to choose the application they need now and upgrade as future needs arise.

In addition, X2O offers a new Xe Desktop add-in for the Xpresenter™ Xe Series, which extends the reach of communications beyond digital signs by allowing users to receive information such as messages, video, and alerts via a user-friendly player right on their desktop computer screens.

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